Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as the best paid footballer in 2016-17, earning €10million (AU$14m) more than his Argentinian rival, Lionel Messi.
According to reports, Ronaldo brought home €87.5m ($124.7m) in earnings, while Barcelona’s Lionel Messi earned €76.5m ($109m).
Messi’s Barca teammate Neymar is third with €55.5m ($79.1m) ahead of Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale (€41m, $58.4m) and Argentina’s Ezequiel Lavezzi (€28.5m, $40.6m), who plays for Hebei Fortune in the Chinese Super League.
Best paid footballers 2016/17.
1⃣ Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 87.5 million.
2⃣ Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) 76.5 m.
3⃣ Neymar Da Silva (FC Barcelona) 55.5 m.
4⃣ Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 41 m.
5⃣ Ezequiel Lavezzi (Hebei China Fortune) 28.5 m.
Best paid football coaches 2016/17.
1⃣ José Mourinho (Manchester United) 28 million.
2⃣ Marcello Lippi (China) 23.5 m.
- Laurent Blanc (without a team) 20 m.
4⃣ Carlo Ancelotti (Bayern Munich) 15.8 m.
5⃣ Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) 14.5 m.
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